Bronx fire: Twelve die in New York apartment block blaze

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Bronx fire: Twelve die in New York apartment block blaze

Post by Waterbaby » Fri Dec 29, 2017 2:55 pm


"Four children were among 12 people killed in a fire at an apartment building in the Bronx borough of New York.

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said the fire was the deadliest in the city for at least 25 years. The victims include a one-year-old child, he added.

The cause of the fire, on Prospect Avenue, near Fordham University and the Bronx Zoo, is not yet clear.

New York City is experiencing a severe cold snap, and as temperatures dropped to around -10C (13F) the water from the firefighters' hoses could be seen turning to ice on the ground."

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